The Woodworking Shows Visits Columbus, OH

Hey Everybody! I just want to throw out a reminder to all my woodworking friends back in my central Ohio (my old stomping grounds) that The Woodworking Shows will be in Columbus at the Ohio Expo Center starting Friday, March 1 and running through Sunday, March 3.

Be sure to head to the Woodworking Shows to see a great furniture maker, and my good friend, Andy Chidwick. Andy teaches sculpted furniture techniques in Stephensville, Montana and he will be giving seminars at The Woodworking Shows.

Not only does Andy have a great talent for designing and building furniture, he is a skilled teacher when it comes to sharing the knowledge with others. He is truly another “Share the Love~Share the Knowledge” kind of guy.

Andy's work is displayed in various galleries, and most recently, Andy and I both participated in a fine woodworking exhibition at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana. In fact, one of the chairs he had on display at the museum, is on tour with him now and you will be able to see it for yourself. 

So, for all my woodworking friends in central Ohio, be sure to get to the Ohio Expo Center this weekend and say "Hi" to Andy, and catch one of his informative seminars on making sculpted furniture. He is a great guy and willing to share all kinds of woodworking information. 

There are some other great woodworkers and teachers at The Woodworking Shows. Furniture makers and master woodworkers Chuck Bender from Acanthus Workshop and Paul Sellers who founded the New Legacy School of Woodworking. Wood Magazine is represented by editor and instructor Jim Heavey. There are others, but you can check The Woodworking Shows website to see the list. 

Here's the 411:

Location - Ohio Expo Center Voinovich Trade Center

                717 East 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211

Dates - Friday, March 1 through Sunday, March 3

Times - Friday 12-6 / Saturday 10-6 / Sunday 10-4 

For more information visit

Until next time - be safe in your own shop!

Your friend in the shop,

Todd A. Clippinger

Share the Love-Share the Knowledge

A Visit From Andy Chidwick-Fine Furniture Maker

Last night I was quite pleased to have another professional woodworker, Andy Chidwick, stop by the shop for a visit. Andy & his family have just started their tour with The Woodworking Shows where he shares his knowledge by giving demonstrations and lectures.

Andy is a talented furniture maker and designer, he builds a variety of sculptured furniture which includes, but is not limited to, the Maloof style. Andy also has a woodworking school in western Montana, the Chidwick School of Fine Woodworking. 

But rather than tell you about his trip and The WoodWorking Shows, I will let him share it with you in a video we made during his visit to my shop.

To see Andy Chidwick give a demonstration or lecture be sure to check out for locations and schedules. Not only is he a talented furniture maker, but he is also a talented instructor and all-around nice guy.  I hope you get a chance to meet him and see his work. 

If you are interested in seeing what Andy has to offer at his school, check out the

Interested in the Shop Monkey? Check out Tom Iovino, a prolific woodworking blogger at

Your friend in the shop-

Todd A. Clippinger

Share the Love-Share the Knowledge